The region and the world owe those who fought terrorists in Syria and Iraq, as they fought for regional security and stability, Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday. Continue reading
Iraqi forces have launched an operation to clear the desert bordering Syria of ISIS, in a final push to rid the country of the terrorist group, the military said. Continue reading
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday accused western countries, including the United States, of having “fed and armed” the Islamic State, which he said had now been eradicated in West Asia. He congratulated Iraq, Syria and Lebanon for the “great achievement”. Continue reading
The EU’s foreign policy chief said on Oct. 16 the bloc would strengthen cooperation with Turkey on issues “related to regional dynamics.” Continue reading
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Tuesday one cannot separate the incidents taking place in Syria and Iraq from Turkey since what happens in the neighboring countries makes an impact domestically.
Syria’s Foreign Minister Walid Muallem has rejected a controversial independence referendum by Iraq’s Kurds being held on Monday as “unacceptable,” saying Damascus only recognized a unified Iraq.
The Turkish parliament on Saturday approved a motion to extend a mandate, authorizing military operations in Syria and Iraq for one year, in the light of a scheduled referendum on the independence of Iraqi Kurdistan, which Ankara strongly opposes, according to the voting results. Continue reading
Four states may join the Syrian peace process initiated by Russia, Turkey and Iran as the Astana talks are currently underway with the creation of a safe zone in Idlib on the agenda.
Russia, Iran, Syria and Iraq have immense potential for boosting counterterrorism cooperation through the four-party coordination center in Baghdad, Russian Ambassador to Iraq Maksim Maksimov told Sputnik on Monday.